The L-Star EMG is a rather unique gun in the Apex Legends Universe. The Light Machine Gun is the only one of the four available in-game. It uses energy ammo and it is the only one that has an unlimited magazine size. This means that this weapon, even at its basic level, is brilliant for engaging in close-range battles.
The weapon has been downgraded a few times since its introduction into the game, but it is still one of the most powerful energy weapons across all categories. There are multiple attachments that are compatible with this weapon, each one increasing its power and handling a significant amount.
On this page, we're going to show you the damage stats, attachments, and skins for the L-Star. All of the information we have provided should help you decide if this is the weapon for you.
Here is the basic information that you need to know about the L-Star EMG:
- Weapon Type: Light Machine Gun
- Firing Modes: Automatic
- Ammo Type: Energy Ammo
- Magazine Size: Unlimited
- Range: Close
- Full Reload time: 2.45s / 2.37s / 2.29s / 2.21s
- Rate of Fire: 600 RPM
- Projectile Speed: 22,000 UPS
How much damage does an L-Star do in Apex? That's what you really need to know. Just below you'll find the damage stats for the L-Star EMG. Do note these are just the basic damage stats and do not reflect stats for Fortified Legends (Caustic, Gibraltar) where damage stats are typically reduced by 15%.
|Target||Damage||Shots To Kill: 100HP||150HP||175HP||200HP||225HP|
|Level 1 Helmet||29||4||6||7||7||8|
|Level 2 Helmet||26||4||6||7||8||9|
|Level 3/4 Helmet||25||4||6||7||8||9|
Learn More: Our weapons tier list for this season in Apex.
The L-Star is unique in that it doesn’t need to be reloaded. Instead, the gun will overheat if fired for too long without stopping. That means short bursts are best, but you’ll also want to avoid blowing through your ammo.
- 1x Holo (Common)
- 1x HCOG Classic (Common)
- 2x HCOG Bruiser (Rare)
- 1x-2x Variable Holo (Rare)
- 3x HCOG Ranger (Epic)
- 2x-4x Variable AOG (Epic)
- Barrel Stabiliser
- Extended Energy Mag
- Standard Stock
At the time of writing, there are a total of 57 weapon skins for the L-Star in Apex Legends. This includes 12 Legendary, 5 Epic, 25 Rare, and 16 Common skins. The skins range in price, from 30 Crafting Metals (Common) to 1,200 Crafting Metals (Legendary)
As we noted above, the key thing to consider when using the L-Star is how much ammo you have. Energy ammo isn’t necessarily rare to find on any map, but it's still worth collecting as much as you can. The weapon can fire 720 rounds per minute, so the more ammunition you have the better off you will be in the long run. It has its pros and cons, but ultimately, the L-Star is a good choice to have in your arsenal if you prefer close-range combat.
The L-Star EMG is not the only powerful assault rifle in Apex Legends. Take a look at our guide on the M600 Spitfire to find out why it's the perfect partner to the energy-based weapon. Did you know you can customise your Legends in the game? We have a guide that shows you how to get new skins if you want to make your Legends unique to you.